How To Help CEOs As A Business Development Leader This Year

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The business development department of any organization is the engine that drives growth. However, it’s the CEO that provides leadership and direction for the organization as a whole. Since CEOs aren’t directly involved in the daily business goals of the company, it is easy for a disconnect to develop between business development leaders and the C-suite. With a little effort, these challenges can be overcome, and business development leaders can more effectively support the CEO’s vision for the company.

It all begins by gaining an understanding of the CEO’s vision and perspectives. It should go without saying that it is easier to support somebody’s objectives if you first understand their perspectives. Surprisingly, many business development leaders never take the time to truly get to know the CEO’s perspectives and therefore operate in a constant state of anxiety. However, once you understand what the CEO’s perspectives are, you can align your goals to their vision for the organization. 

You can do this more easily if you simply ask how you can help. Have regular check-ins where you focus on how you can help them achieve their vision for the coming month, quarter, or year. Keeping these lines of communication, open and flowing is essential to providing proper support to the CEO. Make it a point to have an open-door policy so that you can build the kind of relationship that makes you responsive to the CEO’s wishes.

Finally, it’s important that everybody working on your team is as enthusiastic about meeting your goals as you are. This begins with meeting with other department heads on a regular basis to make sure that everybody is on the same page with the CEO. Meet with the heads of the finance, strategy, and sales departments before you even think about executing a large project. Once you have everybody excited and engaged in achieving the goal set forth by the CEO, you will find both your work and your relationship with the C-suite will improve. This collaborative and enthusiastic approach should yield the best results for the whole organization. 

Being able to challenge the ideas put forth by your CEO and appreciate their leadership style are all characteristics of a healthy working relationship. Helping your CEO to remain focused not only makes your job easier but trickles down to the rest of the organization.

Originally posted on YuriVanetik.net.

Great Companies To Follow In 2020

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The ups and downs of the new businesses and their effect on the stock market are thrilling to people whether they have cash on the line or not. For those who do invest, it’s important to keep an eye on developing stories in the stock market. And the best of those stories are the ones that feature a big success. When people are making money and setting records, it’s easy for them to be happy. They’re typically chuffed to talk to reporters, too, so it makes these stories easy to cover.

There are plenty of recognizable companies that have a great outlook for 2020. There are some newer companies that are among the best stocks, too. 2020 is set to be a very interesting year for anyone who likes to watch the stock market. There are plenty of healthy economic sectors that will be making their presence known in a big way.

One example of an existing titan continuing to dominate is insurance giant AIG. After a brutal financial crisis of 2008, AIG has demonstrated an ethical and serious approach to business. In 2019, this company was something of a juggernaut. AIG’s 12-month sales topped $49 billion. This company saw a one-year total return of 9.98%. Analysts expect that the momentum AIG has right now will continue well into 2020.

FCA is another great story of a turnaround. At the time, Fiat Chrysler decided to merge with Renault, not everyone was excited. Many of the brand names in FCA’s portfolio seemed to struggle with reliability, however good-looking they were. Together, though, this company has really been able to turn a corner. FCA’s sales were over $126.20 billion for 2019. With the rugged Jeep and Ram models under its umbrella, if FCA keeps playing to its strengths, it’ll be playing for the long haul.

Finally, Beyond Meat is so new to the market that they don’t even have a full year to review. This company’s plant-based, meat-textured foodstuffs have struck a chord with animal lovers and health nuts alike. Beyond Meat helps those with heart trouble a way to more or less relieve the foods they love. In 2021, this company is expected to see a profit.

About The Author
Yuri Vanetik is an Entrepreneur, Business & Finance Expert, Political Coalition Builder, and Philanthropist. He brings over 25 years of professional experience across a wide range of industries, and has become known as a leader for his entrepreneurial spirit. Yuri Vanetik has been featured in notable publications, including the Wall Street Journal, California Business JournalForbes, and Bloomberg Law.

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Top Finance Apps To Try In 2020

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You might have a habit of spending money faster than New Year comes around. Just don’t feel bad, for you’re not the only one. The following apps can help your finances, along with millions of others who’re now benefiting.

Personal Capital
Personal Capital is a unique financial management app for 2020. The reason has to do with the financial package that it offers as a completely free download. That’s right; over two million people are using this app without a fee. Its core objective is threefold. It plans, manages, and provides oversight of your personal capital. Your end goal should be retiring through the app’s help.

Mint
Though initially launched in 2006, Mint continues to improve its services and lead common people, you know, like you and I, into better finances. The system uses two core features to make our finances “happier.” The application starts off by determining your budget—daily, monthly, and yearly expenses. Mint then localizes this data in order for us to access it at will, which keeps our money on track.

Acorns
Like the savvy squirrel that we see so active in the summer, the Acorns app puts your money away for a later date. The specific process is deductive savings. If you spend, let’s say, five dollars at a store and have 75 cents left over, that extra change is deducted into an investment account. This automation occurs at the end of each day, week, or month. You decide on the frequency and how much.

Wally
Financial control is the key benefit of the development of Wally. Putting a budget together, in general, is not that difficult. The boosts that Wally gives you are deliverables that you have to meet. Instead of randomly organizing your finances, this app tracks your spending by laying your habits out throughout days, weeks, and months. Making decisions becomes much easier with such control.

The next time that you need a better hold on your money, don’t try to do it alone. Finance is more complicated than society has led many to believe. Short cut the work and organize effectively with the help of financial apps.

About The Author
Yuri Vanetik is an Entrepreneur, Business & Finance Expert, Political Coalition Builder, and Philanthropist. He brings over 25 years of professional experience across a wide range of industries, and has become known as a leader for his entrepreneurial spirit. Yuri Vanetik has been featured in notable publications, including the Wall Street Journal, California Business JournalForbes, and Bloomberg Law.

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Organizations To Consider Helping In The New Year

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Many charitable organizations make year-end appeals to increase donation activity around the holiday season. As the new year arrives, the volume of donations typically decreases. However, there are many charitable organizations that perform multitudes of good work throughout the year. If your New Year’s resolution was to be more actively involved in giving, here are some organizations in the Coachella Valley area that are worthy of your time and donations.

Loving All Animals
Fundraising for animal causes can be a challenge, especially during slow economic seasons. Monetary donations are always welcome, as are pet food, chew toys, leashes, laundry detergent, and other necessities. Volunteers are needed for kennel support, sanitation, and behavioral assessments. These loving animals would love to take you for a walk and share your company!

Desert Blind & Handicapped Association
This unique organization supports citizens with disabilities by providing transportation services. This role requires lifting up to 25 pounds, and some experience with medical equipment and wheelchairs are helpful. Drivers are needed to help transport blind and handicapped residents with their daily routines, such as grocery shopping, medical visits, and more. Volunteers must possess a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record for at least three years.

Friends of the College of the Desert Library
Reading is an important part of adolescent development and a favorite hobby for many adults. Volunteers are needed to support the Friends of the College of the Desert Library at community events and book sales. The organization also accepts monetary gifts and new or gently used books. Donations are accepted in person and online.

Mizell Senior Center
Senior services are available through many agencies in the Palm Springs area. The Mizell Senior Center extends services to local retirees, snowbirds, and just about anyone in between. Volunteers are needed to manage the farmers market, gift and retail shops, and for personal services such as meal preparation for seniors.

American Red Cross
This national organization has been an ever-present help in the face of a natural disaster. The Red Cross provides victim support services such as housing assistance, blankets, personal hygiene needs, and referral services. They accept donations in many forms and have made online giving very easy. Volunteers are needed to help communities prepare for earthquakes, fires, and other emergencies.

About The Author
Yuri Vanetik is an Entrepreneur, Business & Finance Expert, Political Coalition Builder, and Philanthropist. He brings over 25 years of professional experience across a wide range of industries, and has become known as a leader for his entrepreneurial spirit. Yuri Vanetik has been featured in notable publications, including the Wall Street Journal, California Business JournalForbes, and Bloomberg Law.

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Leadership Tips To Remember In The New Year

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Leaders should always be on the lookout for new leadership styles to assist in their receptivity and effectiveness for their business. Leaders aren’t excluded from improvement and often set the status quo for exemplary superintendence. Implementing outstanding leadership qualities can impact a team by establishing an efficient work environment, arouse feelings of apathy, boost employee morale, increase worker job satisfaction, and improve worker performance. Leaders can take their business and team to a new level this New Year by following some of these tips:

“Leaders must wake people out of inertia. They must get people excited about something they’ve never seen before, something that does not yet exist.” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Conduct a SWOT Analysis
SWOT analysis stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. It’s a sort of assessment used to find areas in need of improvement whilst also accrediting one’s assets to a business as well. In a personal SWOT analysis, a leader asks these questions to trusted colleagues:

  • What are my top weaknesses?
  • Where can I grow?
  • What are the internal or external threats blocking my success?

Through conducting this assessment, leaders can find out what their company may be lacking, tangible assets, competitors, emerging competitors, etc.

Be a Facilitator
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A leader is an overseer, not to be confused with an overzealous boss. As a facilitator, leaders teach their team to adapt their own sense of leadership. Leaders give their team members the necessary tools or restrictions to do their best at the job. Once employees feel supported, they will reach a plateau of self-actualization.

Break Down Barriers
Barriers such as hierarchy, time, management styles, technology, communication, and culture should be diminished. Leaders should be especially open-minded, taking in new considerations for this coming new year. One may be surprised how much progress can be achieved by considering other differing viewpoints. Perhaps team members see potential liabilities or possible assets within a given project.

About The Author
Yuri Vanetik is an Entrepreneur, Business & Finance Expert, Political Coalition Builder, and Philanthropist. He brings over 25 years of professional experience across a wide range of industries, and has become known as a leader for his entrepreneurial spirit. Yuri Vanetik has been featured in notable publications, including the Wall Street Journal, California Business JournalForbes, and Bloomberg Law.

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What It Means To Be An Intrapreneur

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If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur, but also wanted to take part in company culture and not jump into the market on your own, intrapreneurship may be the answer for you.

An intrapreneur works within a company. They often take on a specific project or concept within the business. Their job is to develop innovative ideas. They are given more freedom and time to bring these ideas to life than a typical employee, similar to the way an entrepreneur would with their own company.

Let’s take a closer look at the realities of what an intrapreneur is and how they differ from an entrepreneur.

How To Spot An Intrapreneur
When compared to a regular employee, what can you expect to see an intrapreneur doing? These are the star employees. They see obstacles on the job and find innovative ways to overcome them. They care about the company as if it were their own and are looking for ways to find it succeed. The way they examine and investigate problems in the business takes their role further than what they’ve been asked to do.

These people are good at working with others within the company and have leadership skills. They genuinely want everyone around them, and the business itself, to succeed. When they fail, they don’t give up. They bounce back with new ideas and are always looking to do more.

How They Differ From Entrepreneurs
A lot of the characteristics listed above are similar to the traits you’d see in an entrepreneur, but their jobs actually differ quite a bit.

An intrapreneur is there to take an existing company structure, work within it, and improve. This differs from an entrepreneur who builds something from scratch and is developing its own company.

An intrapreneur is using a company’s resources to accomplish everything they do within their job. An entrepreneur is using their own resources. This also shines line on the ways an intrapreneur depends on the company they work for, while an entrepreneur is on their own.

When an entrepreneur is building their business, they are tackling the market. Their job is to find ways to make their company succeed within the market. An intrapreneur is going to innovate within an existing company, and so their obstacle is often finding ways to work within the company. They have to be excellent at clearly communicating and negotiating with others within the company to lead others with their new ideas. This can be particularly challenging if others are resistant to the changes.

An intrapreneur has the innovative nature of an entrepreneur, with less of the risks of stepping out on their own and more social responsibility within the company’s culture.

About The Author
Yuri Vanetik is an Entrepreneur, Business & Finance Expert, Political Coalition Builder, and Philanthropist. He brings over 25 years of professional experience across a wide range of industries, and has become known as a leader for his entrepreneurial spirit. Yuri Vanetik has been featured in notable publications, including the Wall Street Journal, California Business JournalForbes, and Bloomberg Law.

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Non-Profit Organizations On The Rise

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In the past decade or so, disruption has been one of the key terms everyone hears in technology and other industries. What many people may not realize is that young entrepreneurs have been revolutionizing the world of philanthropy, too. They’re doing this with many of the same tools that spell success in the for-profit world.

GiveDirectly is just one example of how technology has made it possible to make big changes in the world of philanthropy. Founded by Michael Faye, the CEO of Segovia Technology, this charity gives money directly to families in need in Africa. GiveDirectly allows donors to send money to people in need directly from their cell phones. What’s more, GiveDirectly gets great reviews from organizations like GiveWell and news outlets like The Guardian. Faye’s understanding of economics and development is comprehensive. He earned a Ph.D. in the subject at Harvard and has also studied Math and Classics. In addition to running GiveDirectly, Faye serves on the Council of Foreign Relations. His vision for the world will be making waves for years to come.

Or take Yuva Unstoppable, a non-profit working in the developing world. Founder Amitabh Shah had just finished his MBA at an Ivy League school when he founded this non-profit. It was inspired by the abuse faced by his former nanny. Shah had the chance to work for JPMorgan, but gave that up to go to India and find a way to make a difference for some of the world’s poorest people. His fledgling organization offered volunteer services to the elderly, slum-dwellers, and children. That was 14 years ago. Yuva Unstoppable has a presence in dozens of Indian cities today and serves millions of children.

SeekHelp, founded by Dr. Rachel Wurzman and Jennifer Nicolaisen, helps address gaps in the addiction treatment market. This organization is based in Western North Carolina, an area that has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic. After a friend of Nicolaisen’s emerged from detox with no good options for follow-up care, she worked hard to create one. By partnering with Dr. Wurzman, she was able to develop a program that helped keep addicts from lapsing back into isolation and disorder thinking. In just over a year, over 100 people joined their program.

About The Author
Yuri Vanetik is an Entrepreneur, Business & Finance Expert, Political Coalition Builder, and Philanthropist. He brings over 25 years of professional experience across a wide range of industries, and has become known as a leader for his entrepreneurial spirit. Yuri Vanetik has been featured in notable publications, including the Wall Street Journal, California Business JournalForbes, and Bloomberg Law.

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